museum OPEN



Tuesday and Thursday morning
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Wednesday afternoon
1:00 – 3:00 PM


The museum is open by appointment to small cohorts of families, youth, independent learners, and community members. 


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Museum & exhibits


renewal & reconciliation at Vernon museum


October, 2020 – – GVMA exhibit and display spaces have been under construction. While the new galleries are still a work-in-progress, we are now  #OpenWithCare  to the public by appointment, so you can come see the exciting changes in progress.

GVMA staff are excited to take part in Cultural Safety Program training with Syilx Elders from Okanagan Nation. We hope this will further the process of reconciliation and collaboration with members of the Syilx community, the First Nation on whose traditional and unceded territory the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives is located. 

Some display cases and areas of the museum are very much works-in-progress. As we go through this reconciliation process, the displays, exhibits and gallery will reflect some changes in what is displayed, who and what is represented, and how. 

We invite you to join us on in this process toward greater reconciliation alongside local members of Okanagan First Nations, as we create space that acknowledges and respects the lasting legacy the Syilx People of the Okanagan, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities who now call this area home.



In Fall 2020, the GVMA is embarking on an intensive series of Cultural Safety workshops with local Okanagan Nation elders. As we go through this process, the displays, exhibits and galleries will reflect some of the changes in who and what is represented, and how.


The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives houses a diverse collection of over 30,000 artifacts. This includes natural history specimens, clothing, paintings, a 1910 carriage, the original Post Office clock, and a mysterious whale bone.


our stories,

The GVMA Gazette explores a different aspect of North Okanagan history each week. Through archival research, enlivened by archival photos, we bring to life some of the stories that create the diversity of this area.


virtual exhibits

To compliment our onsite exhibits, and provide a way for people to access some our exhibits from wherever they are, we are debuting our first Virtual Exhibit: PANDEMIC in October 2020. Take a Virtual Visit!





3009 32 Avenue
Vernon, BC,








Greater Vernon Museum & Archives is located on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the Okanagan Nation and the Syilx People.